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Relationship Management Counseling Pilot Survey

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4A’s has completed a pilot survey on relationship management counseling, with 62 New Business Committee members participating, to explore this counseling’s effects on client tenure and retention rates. While the overall low usage of relationship management counseling makes it difficult to draw conclusions from the survey, its results reveal an opportunity to increase the use […]

Ideas for Travel Content Marketing: What Attracts Russian Travellers

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In this blog, RMAA Group gives tips on how to attract Russian travelers with content marketing. Check out three recommended blog sites to promote your destination and learn about different content types ranging from news/informational to advertising/video/viral, and more.

New From 4A’s Guidance: 4A’s Relationship Management Best Practices Guidance

Considering the time, energy and expense marketers spend conducting reviews—and that agencies spend on developing new business—it’s critical for both partners to ensure a long and fruitful relationship. Having a powerful relationship-management program can help you get your relationship off to a good start and stay on track. Relationship management is how you keep winning […]

Industry SAG-AFTRA Talent Union Negotiations Update

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The negotiation of satisfactory terms for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to replace the CBA that expires on March 31, 2019 is an important undertaking for both agencies and advertisers.

2018/2019 Leave Benefits Report

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A survey on Leave Benefits covering Separate vacation, Sick, and Personal Days Off Policies, Paid Time Off (PTO) Policies, Unlimited Days Off Policies, Bereavement days, Volunteer days and Summer hours in 4A’s agencies. Available for sale to 4A’s members ONLY.  Please download the order form and email to HMiranda@4As.org.

Project-by-Project Do’s & Don’ts | Agency Best Practice Guidance

The industry is seeing more clients evolving Project-by-Project (PxP) arrangements with agencies. PxP relationships between clients and agencies create both opportunities and challenges for both marketers and marketing services firms. Members of the 4A’s community have been endeavoring to figure out best practices for dealing with the shift by some clients from annual retainer relationships with their agencies to PxP relationships.

The Long and Winding Road of Diversity and Inclusion

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By Jennifer Risi, Worldwide Chief Communications Officer, Ogilvy At the November 2018 3% Conference, leaders and influencers from across the creative world came together for a week of events, discussions, and networking focused on the divergence of creativity and diversity. Sadly, that intersection is all too uncommon; for those who don’t know, the 3% Movement […]

Garrand Moehlenkamp: The importance of a brand point of view. Or, why don’t agencies take their own advice?

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Garrand Moehlenkamp’s Chief Marketing (and Nourishing) Officer, Matt Striker, shares his thoughts on the importance of a brand point of view.

2018 Employee Compensation Study Completed

The 2018 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2018, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 333 member agency offices providing data on over 30,000 salaries for 233 job titles in 19 job categories.

JPC Notice to Agency Authorizers & SAG-AFTRA Signatories + Production Planning Considerations

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The Joint Policy Committee has issued an important notice pertaining to the 2019 SAG-AFTRA commercials contract considerations. All 4A’s creative, production, business affairs and legal community leaders are urged to carefully review this information.

Google User ID Update – July 17, 2018

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On April 27th Google announced that as of May 25th, the Doubleclick User ID would no longer be available in data transfer reporting from its Ad Server (DCM) and its DSP (DBM) for users in the European Economic Area. Google will also remove cookie IDs and User list names from data transfer from its exchange (AdX). Eventually this will roll out globally.

$9.9 Million Dividend to be Paid to 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program Policyholders

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2017 was another great year for the 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program, with covered payroll remaining steady at $10.3 billion, and insured employees of 152,000. The 4A’s Captive continues its favorable claims trend while insuring more payroll for less premium in 2017. This overall reduction in the cost of insurance has provided a cash flow benefit during the policy year, while still providing a dividend.